Grisham, Lynn A.
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Survey of United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s bankruptcy decisions from July 1, 1982, through June 30, 1983. The bankruptcy cases handed down by the Fifth Circuit this survey period serve the practitioner in a variety of ways. In particular, many ambiguities within the basic framework of the Bankruptcy Code were clarified. Furthermore, the Fifth Circuit came forward with several decisions that will serve as valuable road maps to help guide the practitioner through the intricacies of the Code. The survey includes several topics regarding discharge and the prepetition sheltering of assets, and debtor in possession and misuse of the Trustee’s avoidance power.